About Us

The Castleman Academy Trust is named after Charles Castleman, a Wimborne solicitor who was chiefly responsible for the building of the railway line that operated between Southampton to Dorchester from June 1847. The line was nicknamed the “Castleman Corkscrew” due to its many twists and turns. Castleman was a great visionary and entrepreneur and was passionate about developing the local area. The Castleman Academy Trust is also passionate about developing the talent and potential of young people in the area, committed to ensuring all young people in its schools experience inspirational learning.

Created in September 2014, the Trust is committed to providing high quality education that is underpinned by the learning values of Respect, Independence, Creativity and Inclusion. These values have been agreed across the founding MAT schools and are regularly reviewed to ensure that all we do reflects these.

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